I have never been on the perfect vacation. I doubt I ever will. My weekend in Kyoto was wonderful, please don’t doubt that, but it wasn’t all pretty temples and ice cream. I don’t think the “perfect vacation” exists. There is always something that is bound to go wrong. Some unforeseen difficulty. However, it is the difficult times that make the most interesting stories. It’s working through language barriers, mysterious menus, and transportation horrors, that make a person a traveler, not just a tourist.
Though we are becoming more experienced travelers, there is still a magic about discovering a new place. The rush of nerves and anticipation just before arrival, how everything little thing is interesting just because it is new and different. This rush is my own little addiction from which I hope to never recover. Kyoto did not disappoint, and I was delighted with all the city had to offer!
I am super excited to announce that we will be spending this weekend in Kyoto, Japan! That’s right, I’m not even here a month before we decide to leave Korea! This has been a vague idea floating around for a few weeks; in fact, when Jared picked me up at the airport upon my arrival to Korea, he mentioned that we might go to Kyoto for Memorial Day. It took a little while to get his vacation approved, and we only just booked tickets and a hostel last week. We are traveling with a good friend of ours, whose enthusiasm for this trip makes me all the more excited to go!